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"His wife's name was Rebecca.Not for certain, but it reasons that she was a Bennett, related to William Bennett who married Mary Sheffield.They were from Robeson County and Duplin County, North Carolina, and moved down to Georgia.in 1820 Census, William and John Bennett were in Bryan County, Ga., and the Sheffields were in Bulloch County.Some think they were Jewish.Two of William Bennett's children were John and Lucy.She was born in 1794 and was the first wife of David Geiger, Abraham's son.John Bennett married Frances Harris from North Carolina.In 1820 her brother Hampton lived in Bryan County and her brother Thompson was in the northwest corner of Georgia in Indian Territory (Gwinnett County).After John died , Frances married AsaGeiger, son of Cornelius.Asa and David were first cousins.
Cornelus mustered into Capt. James Bird's Co., 2nd Regt. (Prays) Georgia Militia Infantry and was discharged April 15, 1815, at Bryan County Courthouse, agreeable to regimental orders.